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At SIPA's annual convention held the first weekend of March in Columbia, South Carolina, students and advisers attend sessions taught by national award-winning instructors. They also compete in on-site competitions and enjoy social and networking opportunities with other students and advisers from the Southeast.

SIPA 2020: March 6-8

Mark your calendars for SIPA 2020 March 6-8. We will announce the speakers, pre-convention workshops, and a new schedule soon! 

  • Register for the convention now! Pre-convention workshop registration will be added separately and posted later.
  • Download the convention planning guide (pdf) for all the information on contests and competitions, hotel, FAQs, activities and more!
  • Download a convention behavior contract (pdf) for each student attending the convention. The contracts can be sent in prior to the convention or turned in at registration.
  • Reserve your hotel rooms (pdf) at the convention hotel. 

Convention scholarships

Need financial help to attend the 2020 convention? The SIPA Endowment supports full and partial scholarships for students' registrations. Fill out the application before the Jan. 18 deadline. 

SIPA 2019 Wrap up

Find out what happened at SIPA 2019, what sessions were offered, who won what and what packages were created. 

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Past conventions



 2015 AWARDS :

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.